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# Jim Daly

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# one-stop shop
New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services
The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.
# signing off
FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election
Daly has served as junior minister for mental health and older people for the past two years.
Reform of Ireland's mental health laws delayed as heads of bill not expected until the end of the year
It’s been four years since an expert group tasked with reviewing the Mental Health Act 2001 recommended 165 changes to the law.
# Mental Health
First of its kind fund launched to tackle loneliness
The first of its kind fund will go towards helping local groups and community-based projects.
# Jim Daly
'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA
Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.
# Taxi Service
Taxi group suggests 'village drivers' could be the answer to rural transport problem
A subsidy will be required to make it attractive for drivers to offer the service.
# later years
Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019
A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.
# bed blockers
Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding
Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.
# Cherry Orchard
Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD
The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.
# Detention
Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law
A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.
# retirement homes
Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages
There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.
# partners in govt
Jim Daly says he wasn't slapped down over his comments about coalition with Sinn Féin
“You must have a valid reason for not doing business with Sinn Féin,” the junior minister said today.
# slap on the wrist
'It was not an appropriate comment to make': Minister slapped down for comments about coalition with Sinn Féin
Junior Minister Jim Daly said he has “no ideological objection” to Sinn Fein being in government with Fine Gael.
# what do you think
Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts?
The government has maintained that the card is not a national ID card, but a means to access social welfare services.
# Elderly care
'There needs to be flexibility so this never happens again'
Junior Minister Jim Daly has spoken out about the Devereaux controversy.
# Online Safety
TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'
A new bill could make it illegal for parents to allow their children born after 2015 to own a portable device.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did Jim Daly really propose getting rid of the free travel pass?
We examine his comments and test the claim of his fellow Cork South-West TD, Fianna Fáil’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it?
The suggestion has been made by Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly as a means of preserving rural bus services.
# Green Light
Red nose? Green light: TDs clear Santa to enter Irish airspace
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can agree on one thing, at least.
# grievance
Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them
Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.
# here's the hitch
You can't just put 'The Phoenix Park' on your wedding invite... Here's why.
If you don’t put the exact spot, how will your former lovers know where to head so they can tearfully shout their objections?
# miracle on merrion street
Government confirms existence of Santa Claus after TD casts doubt
Fine Gael TD Jim Daly described Santa letters as a “fanciful fairytale” but the Government strongly disagree.
# Referendum
Sinnott accused of engaging in 'hysterical hyperbole' over referendum
The former MEP Kathy Sinnott has been criticised by a Fine Gael TD for her opposition to the children’s referendum but Sinnott has hit back saying that Jim Daly has not done his homework.
# Health Insurance
Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance
Less than half of the Irish population now have private health insurance cover, the Minister confirmed in the Dáil last week.
# Nanjing
Limerick signs 'friendship memorandum' with Chinese city of Nanjing
The memorandum will create links between the University of Limerick and the 41 universities in the Chinese city of eight million.
# TD Expenses
In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year
34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.
# GE11
The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am
EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.